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Half Hitch - Crux Fermentation Project

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 06-16-2013

Imperial Mosaic IPA
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Reviews by bhyndthebottle:
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4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had from bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance: Pour a light amber into the glass, with a large white foamy head that dissapates nicely to form great lacing and a cap that stays on throughout the tasting.

Smell: Get a wonderful fragrance of grapefruit and orange citrus, with a smooth integration of some pine and skunk weed as the glass warms.

Taste: The flavor profile follows the smell to the letter as the hops come in. A spectacular balance of sweet malts that completely come together to form a really smooth Imperial IPA. The piney flavors interact nicely with the malts, never letting one take over the other completely. Never get even a hint of the 10% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Very nicely done with a smooth, almost creamy character. The carbonation plays well, leaving a wonderful clean finish to an amazingly complex beer.

Overall: Makes me want to enjoy other mosaic hoped beers, however doubtful I am that they will be this good. I am alway impressed with Crux Fermentation Project, and the have definitely done it again.

More User Reviews:
Photo of draheim
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375mL (bottled 1/6/2014) into a tulip. Pours a hazy straw color w/ a 1-finger frothy white head.

Aroma is big sweet tropical citrus, like a freshly cut grapefruit. Must be the Mosaic talking. Nice and pungent and clean.

Taste is likewise full and flavorful, with lots of pale malt evident on the first sip to balance all those juicy hops. The hop bitterness is somewhat subdued, with more focus on their bright clean citrusy character. High ABV is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, actually pretty chewy. Slick.

Overall a really nice DIPA that knocks you down with pure flavor. More drinkable than a lot of high-ABV DIPAs.

Photo of Beaver13
1.78/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

12.7 oz bottle, bottled on 2/11/14. Pours hazy yellow orange with a small white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is musty stinky hops with some onion and garlic and a little vomit.

The flavor is sweet sugary malts with some vegetal spicy hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, this was not good. Overly sweet with a lot of stinky onion and garlic and a little vomit.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of dirtylou
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

32oz grenade from the tin bucket in Portland, split

Peachy-orange body - big aromas of melon, grapefruit, booze. The mosaic trend is getting a bit out of control (i'll take my straight Citra back, please) - this "single-hop" beer was just OK i thought. The alcohol wears a banana suit - you can't miss it. Melon, sugary bitter citrus, skunk, a touch metallic.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Rutager
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance. Pours a nice hazy gold with a touch of orange and a finger of thick and sticky looking white head.

Smell. Those mosaic hops. Jammy tropical fruits, yellow grapefruit and a bit of cedar. There's a touch of green onion coming through as well but not super offputting. A touch of sweet light malt as well.

Taste. Big tropical and citrus fruits, that mosaic hop flavour. Some sweet light malts, very little bitterness in the finish considering the big hop flavours but then again, mosaic. It is a little bitter in the dryish finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body, low+ and very smooth arbonation.

Overall. Great stuff. I would gladly drink another one.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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Half Hitch from Crux Fermentation Project
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